Avenged Sevenfold: Betrayed Meaning
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Passion in my eyes, I lived it everyday, but how could you go throw it all away?
In my dreams it's me and you, it's there I saw it all come true
As time went by faith in you grew, so one thing's left for me to do
I feel it burn inside,...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jan 16th 2006 report
Betrayed is all about the man who shot dimebag darrel. Dimebag was one of their heroes and obviously felt they should write a song about him. Anyway, the line "A smoking gun in hand, now don't you realize what you've done" is straight after the man shot him, and obviously he didn't actually realise that dimebag wasn't the reason pantera split up, which is why he shot him. This person was a huge fan of pantera and was under the impression they split up because of dimebag. The line "I don't deserve to fall this way, by a man who felt betrayed" is a sort of first person example of this. The lines: "Put a bullet in his back, your hero since you were so young/How could you kill the man who brought salvation through your pain" is sort of interrogating the man by simply saying how the fuck could you? anyway, the whole songs about dimebag and his murderer and I'm sure if you know the story, you will realise all of the other lines I havnt put in here.
A7X FOR LIFE!
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Feb 11th 2008 report
All of the members of A7X went to catholic school as children... Ironically all of then got kicked out before the 6th grade :) their music is undoubtedly influenced by scripture. The album title "sounding of the seventh trumpet" is a reference to revelation to end the rapture, from that album is a reference revelations as well. chapter four is unarguably a reverence to genesis chapter four (where the name avenged sevenfold was derived). I say unarguably because it has direct quotes from the bible. almost the entire city of evil album was reference to revelations including the title referring to Babylon. the wicked end and beast also is from revelations. beast and the harlot may either be from revelations (more likely) or possibly from Habakkuk chapter one (also talking about Babylon. King James Version calls then chaladians)
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 1st 2008 report
Ok, so those who are dissing on Christians "finding something from the bible in everything" are being dumb. for your info everything in the bible relates to something in life. just read it. ok and the person who's like "they curse so they aren't Christians" is COMPLETELY wrong. I am a Christian and I curse, everyone makes mistakes, that's why you pray for forgiveness, I mean seriously, I know TONS of Christians that cuss, that doesn't mean that they can't be Christian. God accepts everyone not just "perfect people." ok? and yes, a7x does relate a lot of their lyrics to the bible. I mean if they weren't Christian at all they wouldn't write something like "afterlife" where they want to go to heaven. They wouldn't talk about any of that. I mean no one knows for sure unless you are the members of a7x. So shut the f up. and I do admire the judas comparison, although I believe this is about dimebag, which it does state.
anonymous Nov 18th 2017 report
As many of us know about this song, I do agree it's a whole lot about and because of the tragedy of Darrell ''Dimebag'' Abbott[may He always R.I.P] Who was a good guitar player that was shot and killed by a crazed fan. If you didn't know this, this sad and empathetic song could be about Anyone's Hero that was murdered or killed. As within the Protagonist's combine thoughts from the perspective of the Hero and His killer. That once probably loved seeing himself in his Hero. A god mentor to him, Until one day when he came to believe that his Hero ''betrayed'' him. But it was all in the making of a unhealthy mind that was cracking up psychologically. To the point I can only guess, that he might have believed he was let down for some strange reason by his Hero-god mentor,though who always seemed to care about him and always reminded him subconsciously when he was in his right mind that His guidance with him was always meant for the good. But still, the made to be killer came to the conclusion towards the end that he was ''betrayed'' somehow. So in his madness he began to see The One that he always looked up to as the enemy now that had to die. Reminds me of the mind's mental fall of Mark David Chapman demonic choice to hunt down and shoot to kill John Lennon. Also when Judas from the Bible who ''betrayed'' Jesus and His thinking for some silver dinars. Or could this song about being ''betrayed'' be also about a so called Christian Je[w]suit[s] who Thaught The thoughts for the most of the 'ism's, if it was communism,zionism, Nazism, fascism, etc,etc, that was used to divide, misguide and betray the true original Christian and the Jewish believer off course. In that Judas of long ago who thought in his own selfish mind that Jesus was actually betraying him and his intelligence, who fell in compete doubt about who Jesus was and still is that had to be crucified, but only once for our sins in order to realize into the future that Jesus was,is and always will be the one true God of truth to see and find in Him eachother truthfully what He finished for us on that cross.
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anonymous Apr 25th 2013 report
This song is directly about DBD. And the man who killed him, literally. "How could you kill the man who brought salvation to your pain?"
Don't even bring your flawed religions into this. The bible says it's a sin to work on Sunday, and that stoning is an appropriate punishment for lying children.
A7X has quite a load of talent in them.
anonymous Oct 8th 2011 report
This song is very obviously about the murder of Dimebag. The motive behind his murder was rather disturbing. The killer was a fan of Pantera, but a severe paranoid schizophrenic. He believed that the members of Pantera could read his mind, and had stolen his ideas for songs to use in their own work, and he believed they laughed at him while doing so. This is not speculation, this is now known to be truth. Anyway, here is where my speculation will begin. It may be that the "someone help me, someone stop me, someone listen, why aren't you listening?" part could be from the killer's perspective. Many lines seem to be from that perspective, i.e. "in my dreams...", from a paranoid stalker point of view. The rest of the lines are from the pov of an upset and confused fan of Dime. A truly beautiful tribute to Dime. Matt nailed this vocal performance!
anonymous Aug 7th 2011 report
whoever said this "Anyway, if a7x is a christian band then I will have sex with you right here. A7x are far from christian, matt hated catholic school so much he threatened to kill his principal to get expelled, then his principal accually died and he got blamed for it and got kicked out." A7X is not really a Christian band and Shadows did hate Catholic School but since then at least Shadows Syn and The Rev have accepted the Catholic faith foREVer
anonymous Jun 24th 2011 report
No. A7x is nowhere near Christian. Look at the lyrics to Desecrate Through Reverence, Beast and the Harlot, Crossroads, God Hates Us, and Lost It All. You'll see what I mean.
anonymous Jun 23rd 2011 report
So even if this song is dedicated to Dimebag, this song always reminds me of the book "Of Mice and Men" and there's not a lyric that doesn't relate to that book.
anonymous Feb 2nd 2011 report
Avenged Sevenfold rocks and everybody agrees with that but THEY ARE NOT CHRISTIANS! Yes "Dear God" is asking for Gods help throughout the song and yes most of their songs do make reverences to the bible because yea they did go to catholic schools when they were younger and no doubt that they believe in God. But 1 song asks for Gods help not several. You have "God Hates Us" in their "Nightmare" album, and in the song "Nightmare" he says "God ain't on your side" Christians know that God loves us and will always help us when we need it and ask for it. But M. Shadows does the whole vampire teeth thing. Johnny Christ's name is mocking Jesus Christ. They're album cover for "Diamonds in the Rough"(which is awesome) but all the same is evil with the way they portraying themselves as walking dead. The song "Demons" a Christian would use the "word" to keep demons away through Gods protection.
anonymous Feb 2nd 2011 report
I believe this song is about a man who really likes his friend but she doesn't feel the same way. "In my dreams its me and you". By killing the man it could be metaphoric because of how you can push people who love you away.
anonymous Jul 30th 2010 report
They are christians but they dont force it upon people. The song Dear God is an example. Also, when jimmy died, m. Shadows wrote a message to him on myspace saying that he hates Jimmy made it to heaven before he did and he cant wait to see him on the other side. See, believeing in God aint such a bad thing athiest kids haha
anonymous Mar 21st 2010 report
This song is about dime bag. Clearly states it in the booklet. As for them being Christian. Its not true. There song titles may be from the bible but listen to the lyrics and its far from any Christian band would write. Listen to the wicked end it even says "we throw into the number 666.....the stars are aligned tonight" not Christian. And as for afterlife he's talking about leaving his girl and going away from the afterlife. And hoping that when he's good enough for her shell take him back. Listen to the lyrics.
anonymous May 18th 2009 report
It's questioning democracy.
This song is talking about Dimebag Darrell (lead guitarist for Pantera) he was an amazing guitarist that was shot when Pantera broke up. Synyster Gates (lead guitarist for Avenged Sevenfold) looked at Dimebag as an idol and modled his playing style much after Dimebags so A7X wrote this song about Dimebags killer who was a fan of pantera. The songs saying he felt betrayed when they slpit up and took out his anger out on Dimebag. The song shows both the killers point of view, Dimebags point of view, and A7x's point of view. Dimebag Darrell a true guitar god! R.I.P.
anonymous Jan 12th 2009 report
Avenged Sevenfold is not a Christian band. However, M. Shadows has stated that many of their songs relate to the bible. There name even comes from the bible. And many of there lyrics come from stories in the book of Genesis and the book of Revelations. Dont believe me. LOOK IT UP. Genesis 4:15 states this: The man who dared to kill Cain would suffer "vengeance seven times over" -Genesis 4:15
However, this song is definitely about Dimebag Darrell as stated by M. Shadows. They believe he is one of the best guitarists of our time. Well next to Syn lol.
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